Last week, a survey tried to explain why some Lockeford residents have been feeling less than enthused about the arrival of Amazon drone deliveries in their city. But a fresh report that has come out today claims that a solid majority of Americans (58%) are in favor of drone delivery.

This new survey, polling more than 1,000 consumers across the US, was commissioned by open source drone software company Auterion. California-based Auterion is working with more than 100 drone manufacturers, many of which are building cargo drones. As such, the success of Auterion’s autonomous mobility platform, in part, depends on how Americans feel about drone delivery.

And here’s what the data from Auterion’s 2022 Consumer Attitudes on Drone Delivery report said:

64% see drones becoming an option for home delivery. Of these:

  • 32% think it’s possible now or within the next 1 to 2 years, 
  • 18% say within 3 to 4 years, and 
  • 14% within 5 to 10 years.